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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-04-12 11:38 AM
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Russia, China reject UN move to rebuke Syrian president
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Source: NBC, MSNBC and news services

Russia, China reject UN move to rebuke Syrian president
By NBC, msnbc.com and news services


Updated at 12 p.m. ET: Amid fresh bloodshed in the Syrian city of Homs, the U.N. Security Council on Saturday failed to pass a resolution calling on the Syrian president to step down.

Russia and China vetoed the resolution endorsing an Arab League call for Bashar Assad to leave power. The other 13 council members, including the U.S., France and Britain, voted in favor of the resolution.

The vote took place as Syrian forces pummeled the city of Homs with mortar and artillery fire that activists say killed more than 200 people in one of the bloodiest episodes of the uprising against Assad's regime. The U.N. says more than 5,400 people have been killed over almost 11 months in a Syrian government crackdown on civilian protests.

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said it had not been possible to work constructively with Russia ahead of the vote. "I thought that there might be some ways to bridge, even at this last moment, a few of the concerns that the Russians had. I offered to work in a constructive manner to do so. That has not been possible,'' she told reporters at a security conference in Munich.





Read more: http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/04/1031756...





Seriously, China and Russia, how callous can you be?


In London, demonstrators want to shut down the Syrian embassy. I wonder if Syria, China or Russia has a physical presence in Boston we can picket.
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